Meeting every first Thursday of the month
The Town Street Tavern, (upstairs)
Horsforth Town Street, 8pm
Members welcome

Another fine view at last years SSDT

£1815 was raised at November’s Bob Owen Charity Trial.
Total raised since it’s inception in 1988 is a gnats cock hair shy of £60k

Overcast skies as Adam Raga crests the granite boulders at Yeadon Guiseley’s last super trial.

Our first trial of 2019 is Parkwood on 20/1/19. The dates for the rest of the year are being worked on and will be added into the ‘Events’ pages one by one. The full printable list should be available on here sometime in Jan.
Click on the ‘Posts’ Tab for Regs and Entry Forms for the next 3 Centre/WYC Trials
end of Dec and early Jan.

2019 ACU Registration and Club Membership renewal
If you are an ACU licence holder you should have received this email below. It’s much easier to renew your membership with Horsforth when renewing your Trials Registration (see comment in blue below); it saves having to re-join the club and then having to get the unique code from us.
The ACU pass on your info (& money) to us.
Dear Rider, If you have not already applied for your 2019 ACU Licence or Trials Registration, please find instructions attached on how to renew using the online facility.Please remember that you will need a ‘unique’ code from your ACU affiliated Club. The code will be 9 digits long starting with 19 or you may join a Club using our online system. (note not all Clubs are available online).If you experience any problems completing your online renewal, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Best regards
ACU Licence Department

Your member record :  www.ride-acu.uk 
Licence Dept Telephone:  01788 566417 
Licence Email: licence@acu.org.uk  
Website:  acu.org.uk 
ACU Online Renewal Notes



Emma and Donna taking a minute out from inspecting the Sokolov Quali section which they topped later that afternoon, followed by lifting the TdN Trophy the following day with Jess’s help. Well done ladies

The ACU Benevolent Fund in the past year had paid out over £54,000 to current or previous ACU members who were in need of support. The Fund income for the same year was somewhat lower at £30,000. Our Annual Charity Trial, run on Saturday 10th November this year supports this charity.

Click on ‘Posts’ in the menu bar for the championship points position
updated to the Bob Owen Event on 10th November

The sad events on the Isle of Man earlier this summer, involving rider fatalities, have shown that when accidents occur, everything comes under microscopic scrutiny particularly from a Health and Safety perspective.
Fortunately for the trials community, the sport has to date enjoyed a ‘light touch’ attitude largely due to the absence of speed as a component in competition so serious accidents are thankfully rare. Nonetheless rules do apply and the Horsforth Club (and hopefully all clubs) will be doing our best to comply with our obligations and ensure the safety of riders, officials and the public. You might therefore experience some changes to signage, procedures etc and we respectfully suggest that everyone who attends a trial abides by the rules, signage and requests or instructions from officials.

Horsforth rider Joe Faunthorpe recently claimed the 2018 British ‘A’ Class title – Well done Joe, pics and story to follow. Joe made the trek down to the North Berks Supertrial over the weekend of 18/19 August, the annual show trial that attracts the very best riders in the country. A late entry meant Joe had to compete in the A class on a no awards basis. A pity as his score of 36 would have pinched 2nd from Charlie Smith on a most cleans tie breaker, just 6 behind winner Gus Oblein. Another great ride!

Whatever your views on the EU you cannot be anything other than astounded that the dreaded Vnuk issue is still on the table threatening all off road motorsport and impacting all off road vehicles. A huge unintended consequence of the EU’s army of unelected, uncontrolled, unaccountable, overpaid pen pushers who don’t appear to have an ounce of common sense between them.
click here for an update
The ACU suggest writing to (emailing) your MP – here’s how

Data Protection – quick summary; we’ve all been bombarded with Data Protection emails following the GDPR implementation and HDMC had to make some changes too. Three main things you need to know are;-

You can read the HDMC Data Protection and Privacy Policy by clicking the GDPR tab,
Entry Forms, Membership forms etc are altered as required to cover GDPR issues,
Whilst HDMC could share personal data with the ACU and other ACU related organisations and vice versa, we do not make personal data available to third parties for marketing.

Despite the organisers taking all reasonable precautions, accidents can happen
Please comply with all instructions from officials and notices 
and remain in permitted areas only

Bringing along an observer is like getting a free entry; £15 is given to each observer. If you know anyone who wants to try it, click here for more info.

£1815 was raised for charity at the Bob Owen trial in November 2018; thanks to everyone who did their bit. Find out how much we’ve raised in total (and see a bit of history) click here

Quickest way to get to the most recent trial results (the last 3) is to click where it says the result over on the right (down below if you are on a phone) in the rusty ‘Recent Events’ panel

We’ve been faffing again,
For 2018 we have changed the flags we use to mark the easy route (a bit)
Find out more

Last year’s Awards List here

The Printable Events List for 2018 is in the ‘Info’ tab then ‘Forms etc’

The 2018 ACU handbook is available here
for an extract of the youth age ranges, scroll down below,

The simplest way to get 2018 ACU registration and Club Membership sorted is to click here follow the link and when prompted choose Option A which enables you to renew Club Membership at the same time as ACU Registration. The ACU pass the info and Club Membership payment on to us. Keeps it nice and simple, all done in one go, no faffing about with Affiliation codes and you just need to bring your ACU card to a trial to prove you have both ACU registration and Club Membership for 2018. Call them on 01788 566417 if there’s a problem.

This message will appear at signing on:-

More entry details here

Thanks to Simon Green we still have the same title sponsor for the Club Series in 2018 but the trials are now named SGME (Simon Green Motor Engineers – Click on the ‘Sponsors’ tab in ‘Info’ for the place to go for your servicing).

Confused by the flags? updated as at January 2018 – click here

Full details of Horsforth Club Series Entry requirements here please note the additional parental requirements where riders are under 18.

ACU Registration – system glitch.
Apparently, the ACU haven’t catered for riders wishing to change their ‘host’ club when renewing ACU registration. If this affects you, give them a ring on 01788 566417 and they should be able to sort it out.


A Class born between 01.01.2001 and 31.12.2002
B Class born between 01.01.2003 and 31.12.2005
C Class born between 01.01.2006 and 31.12.2008
D Class born between 01.01.2009 and 31.12.2012
Note: To ride a Combustion engined machine the rider must have attained 6 years.
E Class Minimum age – 4 years and born after 01.01.2013.

For all Club Membership enquiries, (including ACU Affiliation numbers), please contact Graham Wilson directly either by email (gericwilson@ntlworld.com) or phone (0113 217 6509) but NOT via Facebook or the Contact Form on here.

All being well the Club Points Positions spreadsheet should be updated not too long after each trial so you can follow your progress throughout the year, courtesy of Graham Spreadsheet Wilson; click on ‘Posts’ on the menu bar above. 

Where are our Trials? Just about everything you need to know about a trial (including the results afterwards) can be found by clicking on that specific ‘Event’ including a map of the location. There’s a bit more info on the locations (and maybe even the nearest postcode) in ‘Locations’ which is revealed when you mouse over the ‘Info’ tab.

RESULTS:- we always try to get the results up on the relevant ‘Event‘ page on here and there is a shortcut to them by clicking on the results message in the ‘recent events’ section just on the right (or below if you are reading this on a phone).
They arealso on
www.facebook.com/horsforthtrials as soon as they are available (usually on the night of the trial unless something prevents it) so remember to have a look there – or if you are on facebook, ‘like’ our page and the results will come to you!
We also like to support TrialsCentral so the events and results can usually be found on there too although on a few occasions we’ve had trouble submitting them successfully.
Quickest way for recent events is to click on the result line on the right here (or below if you are reading this on a phone) in Recent Events. For historical results just go the the relevant ‘Event’.

All our day time trials start at 11.

Just a reminder of our Club Trial changes (that go back to the start of 2016) here 

Costs held for 2018
Membership £10, (£5 16 & under), includes Swaine Woods access, Day membership £2
Club Series Trials, £15 adults, £10 16 & under
Other Trials might be dearer (usually Yorkshire Group Trials) as specified on the Regs.
Day ACU Registration £3.

Remember, if you ‘like’ our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/horsforthtrials) you’ll get a notification reminding you of our next trial in the week before and also when the results are posted.Update; seems that, coincident with now receiving lots of unsolicited (paid for!) notifications, no longer is everyone receiving all FB/Horsforth posts on their FB page. Can only suggest that more frequent ‘liking’ might help improve the latter problem; I guess we are stuck with the former.
If anyone can throw any light on this please let us know.

Youth bikes
Please note that ALL YOUTH PETROL and ELECTRIC BIKES must have a cut off lanyard fitted and used.
Contact Trials UK on 01132 81 82 42 for the correct lanyard (electric are different from the petrol versions).
Please also remember that Youths must wear long sleeved shirts when riding as per the ACU rules.



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